Is it still Audeze in terms of tonality (dark, recessed upper mid, etc), or totally something else?
Is that good value in the cheap bastid sense or good value in the "oh lord what's happening to the cost of electronics now" sense? :P
Yo RD, you have two pairs, when you going to post? LOL I think the new direction of tuning at Audeze is good, but of course nothing is perfect. All of our ears are different and I think they've allowed us enough room to tune to our tastes. And the value is.. Nobody is going to top this system at $2500 IMO. My LCD-i4 retails at the same price and the LCD-R is a new ballgame. Susvara is going to need a replacement.
And no hands of God have been touched here either, but it is closer to what I expect for a 1K+ headphone.
Value and $2,500? Then I guess Mercedes S-Class is an amazing value as well.
Jotenheim-R is $799.00, leaves $1,700 for headphone. That is cheaper than a new LCD-3. Value is a funny word in our hobby.
A different level that many of us will never reach.
Slap those drivers in the MX4/4Z housing, non carbon fibre headband, sell em by the absolute boatload at $2000USD with the Jot A. Job done.
Why is Diego Maradona being referenced in audiophile terms?
I think he meant New Order :D
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